Dental Staff

Dentists

Michael A. Gigliotti, D.D.S.
Dentist in Hudson, MA
Hudson Family Dental

Dr. Michael Gigliotti has been caring for patients and meeting their dental needs for more than 30 years. He graduated from Georgetown University Dental School in Washington, DC. Prior to that, he attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., where he majored in Physics/Pre-Dental.

In 1988, Dr. Gigliotti took over Dr. Albert Miller’s Hudson, Mass.-based dental practice, which he ran for more than 30 years.

A lifelong innovator and owner of Hudson Family Dental, Dr. Gigliotti embraces the latest in dental technology, which includes digital x-rays, one-visit ceramic crowns milled in-office, computer-designed implant placement and the Solea dental laser.

Dr. Gigliotti is also a dedicated member of the greater Hudson community. Originally from West Boylston, Dr. Gigliotti has called Hudson his home since 1993. Over the years, he has coached his sons’ baseball teams; ran and coached robotics teams; and continues to visit elementary and preschools annually in Hudson to teach oral health to students. Dr. Gigliotti is also a member of the Hudson Rotary Club.

Dr. Gigliotti and his wife Patricia have been married for more than 30 years and have three sons: Matt, who is following in his father’s footsteps at dental school and plans to join Hudson Family Dental in 2021; Nick, a robotics engineer in Virginia; and David, who is studying veterinary medicine at Virginia Tech.


Jared Gittleman, D.M.D.
Dentist in Hudson, MA
Hudson Family Dental

Dr. Gittleman offers patients a variety of services, including preventative, restorative and cosmetic procedures. He also addresses patients’ oral concerns and issues; designs appropriate treatment plans; and provides a range of services from single fillings to full mouth rehabilitation.

A resident of Hopkinton, Mass., Dr. Gittleman enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with his wife and rescue dog.

Prior to joining Hudson Family Dental in 2019, Dr. Gittleman cared for dental patients in Auburn and Sterling.

He holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Miami and a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry. Dr. Gittleman is a member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society as well as the Seattle Study Club. He is certified in Invisalign.

 

 


Office Manager

Danielle Kelleher

Danielle has been serving as Hudson Family Dental’s Office Manager since 2015. In this role, she oversees all aspects of the office’s operations and staff to provide the best possible care to Hudson Family Dental’s patients.

Danielle holds an Associate’s Degree in Office Administration from Mount Wachusett Community College, is a Certified Dental Assistant through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) and received her Dental X-Ray Certification from Boston University.

When she was a child, Danielle’s dream was to be a hairdresser. However, when she was in high school, her childhood dentist asked Danielle to work for him, trained her to be a dental assistant and changed her career path. Danielle never looked back! 

In her spare time, Danielle enjoys skiing, kayaking and traveling. Married with two adult children, Danielle lives in Worcester, Mass. and constantly roots for the underdog.

 

 

 


Receptionist/Patient Care Coordinator

Kathy Butka

As Patient Care Coordinator, Kathy is typically the first friendly face patients see when they arrive at Hudson Family Dental’s office. In addition to greeting patients, Kathy also oversees scheduling patient appointments and checks patients in and out by preparing the necessary paperwork.

Prior to joining Hudson Family Dental in 2000, Kathy served as a Software Technician at Data General for more than 25 years.

An avid country and western fan, Kathy enjoys reality television, vacationing with her family in Florida and dining at her favorite restaurant, Ragland Road, in Disney Springs. 

A lifelong resident of Marlborough, Mass., Kathy graduated from Marlborough High School.

Insurance Coordinator

Debra (Debbie) Stewart

Debra is Hudson Family Dental’s Insurance Coordinator. Her duties include insurance verifications, electronic claims submissions, and acting as liaison between patients and insurance providers.

She has more than 25 years of experience in the dental field, having worked in the Leominster and Marlborough, Mass. areas prior to joining Hudson Family Dental in 2017.

In her spare time, Debra enjoys reading autobiographies by famous people, gardening, going to beaches in Maine and Florida and spending time with her young granddaughter. Debra has two grown children and lives in Fitchburg, Mass.

Marketing Coordinator

Lauren Schiffman

Lauren oversees all marketing initiatives for Hudson Family Dental, including social media, event support, advertising and sponsorship coordination and more. She has nearly 20 years of experience in the communications field and joined Hudson Family Dental in 2019.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Ithaca College. She enjoys her family, reading and singing in the car. 


Dental Assistants

Nikki Ware, Lead Dental Assistant

As Hudson Family Dental’s Lead Dental Assistant, Nikki assists Doctors Gigliotti and Gittleman with all patient procedures; trains the practice’s dental assistants; and oversees all product inventory and maintenance of the dental equipment, including the Cerec machine (one visit crowns); Invisalign (clear braces); and the Sirona 3D imaging machine (for implants).

She enjoys the challenges of being a dental assistant and enjoys the satisfaction of providing great service and building long-lasting relationships with patients.

In her spare time, Nikki enjoys weight training, running, cheering for the New England Patriots and spending time with her family, which includes four children, one daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.

Nikki lives in Hudson, Mass. with her husband of nearly 30 years.

 

Patrickka Campbell, Dental Assistant

As one of Hudson Family Dental’s Dental Assistants, Patrickka oversees equipment sterilization; provides support for patients’ dental procedures; and ensures that Hudson Family Dental remains OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)-compliant.

Prior to joining Hudson Family Dental in 2018, Patrickka was a Dental Assistant at a Charlton, Mass.-based dental office. She holds a degree in Dental Assisting from Porter and Chester Institute.

In her spare time, Patrickka enjoys baking. Her famous festive cupcakes and “to die for” brownies are popular among her family members, especially during holiday time. She lives in Worcester, Mass.

Guillian Paulino, Dental Assistant

As a Dental Assistant for Hudson Family Dental, Guillian assists Dr. Gittleman with his patient procedures and serves as support for the practice’s other Dental Assistants.

Prior to joining Hudson Family Dental, Guillian was a Dental Assistant at a dental practice in Gardner.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Fitchburg State University. When she’s not assisting with Hudson Family Dental’s patients, Guillian enjoys traveling, shopping and working out at the gym. Originally from New York City, she is bilingual; she speaks both English and Spanish fluently.

Alexa Sterner, Dental Assistant

Alexa joined Hudson Family Dental in 2019 as a Dental Assistant. In addition to assisting Dr. Gittleman, Alexa welcoms and comforts patients prior to and during their treatments. She enjoys establishing rapports and building relationships with her patients.

Prior to joining Hudson Family Dental, Alexa worked with children who have autism as an applied behavior analysis teacher in Marlborough, Mass.

Alexa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services with a minor in Physiology from Fitchburg State University and a Dental Assistant License from New England Dental Assisting Academy.

In addition to walking her fur baby, Tootsie, Alexa enjoys eating, going to the gym and spending time with her family.

A Worcester native, Alexa lives in Leominster with her fiancée.


 

Dental Hygienists

Melissa Guilford

Melissa (Melynn) is a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) with over 22 years of experience in the dental field. At the beginning of her career, Melynn was a Dental Assistant for six years while she pursued her degree in Dental Hygiene, which she received with honors from
Quinsigamond Community College. She also holds a degree in Psychology from Quinsigamond Community College. She joined Hudson Family Dental in 2017.

Melynn is passionate about dentistry and loves working with patients to help them achieve optimal oral health. She enjoys giving back to the community and serves as a Public Health Dental Hygienist at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester, Mass. 

A native of Marlborough, Mass., Melynn lives in Millbury, Mass. with her husband and son. She enjoys skiing, golfing, reading, fantasy football and activities with family and friends.

Dona Salus

A Registered Dental Hygienist at Hudson Family Dental since 2005, Dona educates patients about oral health and good oral hygiene; performs dental prophylaxis on patients; and conducts screenings to identify diseases like oral cancer, periodontal issues; and decay. Prior to joining Hudson Family Dental, Dona was a Dental Assistant in Wellesley, Mass.

Dona holds an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Quinsigamond Community College. When she’s not caring for patients, Dona serves on the Board of Directors for Milford Youth Cheer and Football and is cheer equipment coordinator. She enjoys obstacle course racing and coaching her daughters’ cheer team. Dona and her family live in Northbridge, Mass.

Gina Kennedy Volke

As a Registered Dental Hygienist at Hudson Family Dental, Gina focuses on keeping her patients’ smiles healthy through preventative care.

Though she has been with Hudson Family Dental since 2012 - most of her career in dental hygiene - Gina began as an intern at Park Street Dental in Westborough, Mass., where she worked her way to become Dental Assistant.

Gina holds an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Quinsigamond Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from Assumption College.

In her spare time, Gina enjoys hikes in Vermont and traveling. Her favorite place to travel is Sedona, Arizona. Despite her success as a dental hygienist, when she was a child, Gina wanted to be a dolphin trainer. Gina is married and lives in Shrewsbury, Mass. with her husband, where she enjoys her favorite meal of gnocchi and lobster.

Office Hours
Monday: 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Thursday: 07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Friday: 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

*One Saturday per month from 8 am-noon